Is Climate Change, City Growth Influencing your Risk of Dengue?

December 23, 2014 12:14 PM

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The first ever maps of dengue vulnerability have recently revealed that large parts of South America, Central and Western Africa and Europe are facing a risk of having deadly outbreaks of dengue, possibly due to climate change and urbanization.

Dengue fever, which is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes is known to cause severe pain according to the research by the United Nations University, which is also pinpointing towards certain vulnerable areas which could be used as a tool to prevent future outbreaks of the viral disease.

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